Often times, it is easy to create idols in our heart. The word gods is defined as an idol. An idol is anything you put in greater reverence or more importance/significance than God. Ladies we have to be very careful that we don’t place our husbands in this role. When I first got married, I was super excited to finally have a husband who honored and trusted God. He loved me and also loved my two girls from my previous marriage. Probably rooted in fear because my last marriage failed, I was overly zealous to serve my husband. Don’t get me wrong. Our husbands deserve honor, respect, love, and service, but he does not come as a replacement to God. I wanted so bad to please him, that I was afraid to make any mistakes. I didn’t want conflict. I didn’t want him to feel like I was trying to trump his authority. I was concerned with his approval more than I was of God’s. I didn’t do this on purpose. It took root in my heart from the fear of losing him. He never required any of this extra that I was doing. I was trying to be the wife that I thought he wanted me to be instead of the wife that God called me to be. He was not God. He could not answer my prayers and didn’t have a solution to every situation. Once The frustration in my spirit grew and my expectations of my husband and myself were unrealistic. I unknowingly, made him an idol in my heart. Once I got this revelation, I repented. I asked God to show me who He wanted me to be as a wife and allowed Him to change my patterns. This brought peace to my spirit and peace to our relationship. None of us are perfect. We can only submit ourselves to God and pray that He perfects us as we keep Him first on our journey.
Father, we thank you for our husbands. We thank You that they are good leaders of our homes. We place honor , blessing and respect on them. We thank You that You are the Lord of our marriage. That You alone are God in our home and in our heart. Forgive us for times that we have made our husbands or even our children idols that come before you. Show us how to be the wife that You have called us to be.